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I choose to read this book because it is written by
my all-time favorite author, Carol Goodman, and her husband, Lee
Slonimsky.Her husband is a poet and she
has used some of his poetry in her previous novels, most notably, The Sonnet Lover. Black Swan Rising is very well written and I definitely saw Goodman’s
influences and writing style woven into the story. I especially loved that
while this book was fantasy based, it included actual events that happened in
the present time period, such as Obama’s inauguration and September 11th.
For me, the combination of present time and fantasy world was intriguing and
helped ground the story. While I am not a huge fan of the fantasy genre; I felt
it was a worthwhile read and recommend it to Goodman fans and especially
fantasy genre booklovers.